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Jan
26

African Liberation and Black History Month

African Liberation and Black History Month 2021 Events: February 3: Black History in Canada February 5: Family and Paint – Black History Month February 9: #2: Celebrating Black History Month 2021 February 17: Black History in Canada: A Look Back at 400 Years of Black Presence February 27: Black History Month Paint N Sip February…

Jan
12

OFL shocked that new stay-at-home orders fail to include guaranteed paid sick days

(Toronto) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is shocked that new COVID-19 emergency measures announced today fail to include critical workers’ protections including guaranteed paid sick days. This morning, Ontario health officials presented a harrowing picture of the COVID-19 trajectory which includes shrinking hospital spaces, and worsening long-term care conditions as case counts rise…

Jan
8

OFL calls on Ford to resume Ontario legislature immediately to address record-high COVID-19 cases and deaths

(Toronto) – The Ontario Federation of Labour demands that MPPs return to the legislature immediately. While Ontario continues to break single-day records for COVID-19 cases and deaths, the legislature’s recess has paused work on urgent issues including implementing paid sick days, addressing the long-term care crisis, establishing a plan for safer classrooms, and developing a…

Dec
11

Ontario university and college faculty, staff, and students give Ford government failing grade on plans for post-secondary education

The Ford government recently announced its plans to steamroll ahead with a reckless “performance” based funding plan. Post-secondary faculty, academic librarians, staff, and students are opposed to this flawed funding experiment and give the government a failing grade for its approach. The government, which already provides the lowest post-secondary per-student funding in Canada, has now…

Nov
16

Open Letter: A renewed call for decisive action by Ontario’s workers’ compensation system to support workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

OPEN LETTER Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of OntarioHon. Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills DevelopmentHon. Christine Elliott, Minister of Health Dear Premier Ford, Minister McNaughton, and Minister Elliott: As you know, Ontario is now entering a second phase of the COVID19 pandemic.  As the representatives of working people from a broad range of…

Oct
29

OFL Statement on Neskantaga First Nation’s Water Crisis

The Ontario Federation of Labour demands action for Neskantaga First Nation peoples, who have been evacuated and left without a safe, clean water supply for the winter. The community has lived under a boil water advisory for more than 25 years. “It is appalling that clean drinking water, a basic human right readily available to…

Oct
23

OFL Statement on 1492 Land Back Lane Injunction

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is outraged at the October 22 provincial court decision to grant a permanent injunction against the 1492 Land Defenders. The Federation further denounces the violence that ensued between the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and peaceful Haudenosaunee Land Defenders protecting their traditional territory. Labour leaders from across Ontario will converge…

Oct
21

Solidarity: Ontario Federation of Labour supports Mi’kmaq treaty rights

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) sends solidarity and supports the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq’s right to harvest and sell fish for a moderate livelihood, as per the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1760/61. The over 250-year-old agreement was reaffirmed as a constitutional right by the Supreme Court of Canada through the Marshall decisions of 1999.…

Oct
16

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL JOB POSTING: ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT/ RECEPTION

DEADLINE TO APPLY: OCTOBER 26, 2020 4:00 p.m. EST  The Ontario Federation of Labour is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it encourages those who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply. First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, persons of colour, persons with a disability, and persons who are 2SLGTBQI+ are encouraged…

Oct
6

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL JOB POSTING: DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS

DEADLINE TO APPLY: OCTOBER 16, 2020 4:00 p.m. EST  The Ontario Federation of Labour is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it encourages those who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply. First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, persons of colour, persons with a disability, and persons who are 2SLGTBQI+ are encouraged to self-identify…

Sep
25

Open Letter from the Ontario labour movement to Doug Ford and Christine Elliott: Declare racism, including anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, a public health crisis

Black and Indigenous peoples are more likely to be living in low-income households, have less access to safe housing, have significantly higher rates of child poverty and mortality, earn less for equal work, and die at significantly younger ages.

The intersection of race with inequities in housing, income, and other social determinants of health has placed Black and Indigenous Peoples at greater risk. This is unacceptable. This must change